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Apteria aphylla (Nodding nixie)
Cressler, Alan

Apteria aphylla

Apteria aphylla (Nutt.) Barnhart ex Small

Nodding Nixie

Burmanniaceae (Burmannia Family)

Synonym(s): Apteria aphylla var. hymenanthera, Apteria hymenanthera


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 10 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers usually white with purple marks; sometimes mostly purple.


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Apteria aphylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Apteria aphylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Apteria aphylla


Record Modified: 2017-08-16
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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